Show-me stat slams Republicans in next year’s Senate race
First on Granthshala Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus is putting $1 million behind former Gov. Eric Greetens in the 2022 US Senate race in Missouri, Missouri First Action told Granthshala News. Marcus donated to Missouri First Action so that the organization could purchase media supporting the Grittens Senate campaign.
“Mr. Marcus’ generous contribution reflects the broad support behind Eric Grettens,” Missouri First Action spokesman Brandon Ware said in a statement previously provided to Granthshala News. “With Americans in the midst of crisis after crisis brought on by the reckless, far-left policies of Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden, putting Missouri and America first has never been more important.”
“As governor, Eric Greetens proved himself to be a conservative outsider who was able to deliver results for the show-me state,” Weir said. “Now, running to serve as the next senator from Missouri, he is standing head and shoulders above the rest of the field, and Missouri First Action is ready to support him.”
Greetens, a former Navy SEAL officer who was awarded a Purple Heart for being wounded while fighting al Qaeda in the Middle East, served as the fifty-sixth governor of Missouri from January 2017 until his resignation in June 2018. He was the first Jewish governor of Missouri. ,
In January 2018, Grittens publicly revealed that he had an extramarital affair with a hairstylist in 2015. The hairstylist claimed that Greetens blackmailed her and sexually assaulted her. A bipartisan special investigation committee in the Missouri state legislature found the woman “overall credible,” but Grittens claimed the report was discredited. Greetens and his second wife, Sheena Ellis Chestnut, divorced in 2020 after nine years of marriage.
In April 2018, Grittens was indicted on felony charges of computer tampering, yet a month later all charges were dropped. Nearly two years after Grittens resigned, the Missouri Ethics Commission reported that it wrong job not found On the part of Gretchens personally, however, it did fix his campaign.
Grittens pursued a pro-business agenda, pushed for regulation reform and signed a work-to-work bill.
Incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. announced that he would not run for re-election in 2022, leading to a contested GOP primary.
According to the latest polls, Grittens leads a crowded Republican field backed by Michael Flynn, Sebastian Gorka, former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Dennis Prager. They face a tough challenge from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmidt, and Representative Vicky Hartzler follows them both.
The Republican nominee is likely to win the general election next November, but some Republicans have expressed skepticism about Grettens because of their affair and sexual assault claims.
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Missouri First Action, an independent political action committee, advocates for Missouri candidates aligned with former President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.